Steve is feeling unmotivated and negative about his job. When his co-worker, Casey tries to cheer him up and help him, he reinforces the reasons for his negativity and leaves her feeling somewhat discouraged. Later, after Steve loses a client and feels particularly down, Carol comes in to offer some timely advice about Steve’s position in the negative Land of W. Part of her advice strikes a chord with Steve. At a team meeting, Carol explains that some people in the group (like Steve) are wasting time, wishing they were somewhere else and whining about it. Marcus, the senior manager, comes up with a group solution for dealing with the negativity. Steve makes a turnaround and coaches Dion to deal with setbacks. The final scene shows Carol explaining that Steve has made the important change of becoming a Chooser – he can choose his positivity over negativity.
Key Learning Points
Negativity is contagious. Your mood is your choice.
CREATE A POSITIVE MINDSET
Comedy makes learning fun
This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.
Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.
Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.